Do you know how many paths an ant could take to walk down a wall? Chisholm Mathematics Academic Extension and Specialist students could work this out for you. In preparation for the Australian Mathematics Competition, students from Year 7 to 10 solved problems like this.
After three weeks of preparation, approximately 350 students competed in the Australian Mathematics Competition on Wednesday and Thursday this week. By competing in the competition, students were able to draw on their problem-solving skills to solve abstract problems.
A huge thank you must be extended to Ms Julie Campbell and Ms Jenna Ng for their coordination of the competition. The teachers within the Mathematics Department must also be acknowledged for assisting their students with the preparation.
Try this question from the 2019 Australian Mathematics Competition Intermediate Division.
Mr Kyle Bussanich
Maths Learning Area